The body should be well back in the saddle about two inches in front of the cantle and resting comfortably.
He threw his leg over the cantle of the saddle and stepped softly to the ground.
My saddle is a strong but light-weight California model; that is, with pommel and cantle on a Whitman tree.
Her books she had strapped to the saddle-horn; there was a yellow slicker at the cantle.
A 18 forty-foot coil of rawhide hung from the pommel of his “rocking-chair” saddle and a slicker was strapped behind the cantle.
The right hand that had been clinging to the cantle was launched out.
This was to Joeboy, who was walking with one hand on the cantle of my saddle.
If you were shorter, you might have to spring from your foot before you could touch the cantle.
Bud's right leg was over the cantle, all his weight on the left stirrup when the jerk came and the steer fell with a thump.
The hand that rested a moment on the cantle as he rose grasped a "navy six."
early 14c., "a part, a portion," also "a section cut out of anything" (mid-15c.), from Old North French cantel "corner, piece" (Old French chantel, Modern French chanteau), from Medieval Latin cantellus, diminutive of cantus "corner" (see cant (n.2)).